Search in United Kingdom, Index of Death Duty Registers, 1796-1811
United Kingdom, Index of Death Duty Registers, 1796-1811
<p>These records are country court death duty registers between 1796 and 1811. A country court was any church court apart from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC). Indexed records include first and last name of the deceased, and the place and date of the will that was signed.</p><br><p>The content in this collection originates from <a href="https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/" target="blank">The National Archives</a> and contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.</p><br><br>Further comments could be added to the registers for up to 50 years after the first entry and so they can include additional information such as date of death of spouse, dates of death or marriage of beneficiaries, births of posthumous children and grandchildren, change of address, references to law suits and cross-references to other entries. During the period 1796-1811, only personal estates valued at £20 or more were liable to death duty–leases, freeholds and real estate were not liable and do not appear in these records. Full records may also contain the date and place of death, the value of the estate, name and place of residence of the executor or executrix, names of the inheritors and their relationship to the deceased, any special arrangements, and the amount of tax that was paid.